Naked & Crazy: True Stories from Meghan Gambling & Sascha
nytheatre.com q&a preview by Meghan Gambling
July 24, 2012
What is your job on this show?
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born in Durham, NC and grew up in and around Durham, Hillsborough, and Chapel Hill, NC. I went to school at UNC-Chapel Hill and have a deep love for my south eastern roots.
Have you been part of FringeNYC in the past? If so, how did you particpate? (Be specific! Name shows, etc.)
This is my third production at FringeNYC. I've written and directed two Fringe plays prior to this: The Kitchen Sink (2006) and Happy Birthday, Mom (2010). Naked and Crazy is the first show I've co-written and starred in. Very excited!
In your own words, what do you think this show is about? What will audiences take away with them after seeing it?
I hope audiences get a glimpse into a very real slice of life for two mid-twenties modern women, dealing with issues ranging from body image, to boyfriends, to job decisions, and the experiences from our lives that inform the decisions we make. It's raunchy and funny, and really honest and I hope people enjoy the show, because we certainly enjoy doing it. Plus there's singing, pole dancing, storytelling and a little stripping.
Which famous New Jerseyite would like your show the best: Snooki, Bruce Springsteen, Thomas Edison?
Snooki for the stripper pole, Springsteen for the dance moves, and Edison for the way we shed some light on shit. So, all three.
Can theatre bring about societal change? Why or why not?
I think theater can be a component in social change. Theater gives people a chance to demonstrate their unique experiences. Most societal issues come from a break down of communication, an inability to understand where the other side is coming from. Theater is a way for people to explain themselves, which can certainly help incite change.